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  • BIS: Report to G20 finance ministers and central bank governors on monitoring implementation of Basel III regulatory reform

    12/04/2013
    This report updates G20 finance ministers and central bank governors on progress in adoption of the Basel III regulatory reforms since... BIS issued its report in October 2012 report. The scope of this update is broader than previous progress reports to the G20 – it also covers developments in other Basel III regulatory standards, and banks' progress in bolstering their capital bases. The report also highlights specific implementation-related shortcomings,
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  • EBA/EIOPA/ESMA: Risks and vulnerabilities in the EU’s financial system

    12/04/2013
    The report sets out a number of specific risks, including the following: the weak macroeconomic outlook; a prolonged period of low... interest rates; potential further fragmentation of the single market in financial services; increased reliance on collateral in financial transactions; confidence in financial institutions balance sheet valuations and risk disclosures; and loss of confidence in financial market benchmarks. Suggested policy actions to restore the confidence in the financial system are presented at the end of some described risks.
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  • EC: Retail bank accounts

    12/04/2013
    The EC reports that, at a date to be confirmed, it will announce a proposed directive which will focus on the... transparency and comparability of bank account fees, bank account switching and access to a basic bank account.
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  • European Parliament: Banking reform: votes on bonus caps, capital and loans

    12/04/2013
    The European Parliament has announced a plenary session taking place on 15-18 Apri 2013l. Votes on banking reform will take... place on 16 April. The second link below includes links to two reports on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the access to the activity of credit institutions and the prudential supervision of credit institutions and investment firms and amending Directive 2002/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the supplementary supervision of credit institutions, insurance undertakings and investment firms in a financial conglomerate and a report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on prudential requirements for credit institutions and investment firms.
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  • FCA: Complaints

    12/04/2013
    FCA has published complaints data with regard to the second half of 2012. There were a total of 3.4 million... complaints to financial services firms between July and December 2012 – an increase of 1% on the first half of 2012. . Barclays received the most new complaints in the period – 6% down on the first half. However, during this period, the number of banking-specific complaints made to all firms dropped by 12%. The most complained about financial services product remained PPI (2.1m, an increase of 5% on the first half of the year). Overall, PPI made up for 63% of the all complaints received. Current accounts and general insurance, not including PPI, were the next most common. Complaints about credit cards fell by 14% on the previous six months, with complaints about savings also dropping by a fifth.
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  • HoL Select Committee on Economic Affairs: The economic implications for the United Kingdom of Scottish independence

    12/04/2013
    The report is intended to provide evidence-based assessment of the likely economic consequences of Scottish independence, including an analysis of the... economic implications for the whole UK, but does not make a case either for or against independence. Chapters 3 and 4 discuss the role of BoE if Scottish financial institutions needed emergency support and arrangements for the regulation in Scotland of Scottish financial institutions.
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  • Law Societies Joint Brussels Office: Company law and financial services (April 2013)

    12/04/2013
    This details the current status of various relevant Directives and European-level proposals.
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  • BIS: Authorities' access to trade repository data

    11/04/2013
    The purpose of this consultation is to provide guidance to trade repositories and authorities on the principles that should guide authorities'... access to data held in the repositories for typical and non-typical data requests. The report also sets out possible approaches to addressing confidentiality concerns and access constraints. Responses are required by 10 May 2013.
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  • BIS: Monitoring tools for intraday liquidity management

    11/04/2013
    This final version of the above-mentioned report provides a framework which includes the detailed design of the monitoring tools for a... bank's intraday liquidity risk; stress scenarios; key application issues; and the reporting regime.
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